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June 17, 2012

An active group exploring our best options for weaning ourselves off fossil fuels

Interested in becoming energy self sufficient? This is the place for you.

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By Waterdog14 on Thu, Jul 17, 2014 - 6:42pm

Is BIPV (building integrated photovoltaic) dead?

BIPV looked very promising a few years ago.  Flexible thin film photovoltaic laminates were glued onto metal standing seam roofs and reportedly would withstand hail and last for 25 years.  I believe Unisolar was one of the largest US producers.  Then Unisolar went under during the economic downturn.  Xunlight may be an active Chinese producer, but there's very little information available about them.  Has this industry "tanked"? 

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